Mercer (Hybrid)


Mercer is a widely adapted green-to-red bell pepper well suited for the North Eastern U.S. growing regions. The maturity is mid-early, with high yields of extra-large fruit with good quality. Plants are vigorous, sturdy, have good cover and have high yield potential. The fruit are firm, dark green and mature to a very attractive deep red color. Mercer has high resistance to Tm: 0 / X spp: 0-3, 7, 8 and intermediate resistance to Pc.

  • Widely adapted
  • High yield potential
  • Quality fruit
  • Good IR: Pc for the Northeast
  • Experimental# SPP9006

Disease Key

Disease Codes – Pepper

Xcv Bacterial spot Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria
CMV Cucumber mosaic Cucumber mosaic cucumovirus
PMMoV Pepper mild mottle Pepper mild mottle tobamovirus
PepMoV Pepper Mottle Pepper mottle potyvirus
Pc Phytophthora root rot Phytophthora capsici
PVY Potato Y Potato Y potyvirus
Mi Root knot Meloidogyne incognita
TEV Tobacco etch Tobacco etch potyvirus
TMV Tobacco mosaic Tobacco mosaic tobamovirus
ToMV Tomato mosaic Tomato mosaic tobamovirus
TSWV Tomato spotted wilt Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus

Resistance Terminology

HR = High resistance: plant varieties that highly restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen under normal pest or pathogen pressure when compared to susceptible varieties. These plant varieties may, however, exhibit some symptoms or damage under heavy pathogen or pest pressure.

IR = Intermediate resistance: plant varieties that restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen, but may exhibit a greater range of symptoms or damage compared to “highly resistant” varieties. Intermediately resistant plant varieties will still show less severe symptoms or damage than susceptible plant varieties when grown under similar environmental conditions and/or pathogen or pest pressure.

T = Tolerance: The ability of a plant variety to endure abiotic stress without serious consequences for growth, appearance and yield.